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Crocodile kills Ethiopian pastor

A Protestant pastor who was baptising followers near a lake in northern Ethiopia has been killed by a crocodile, police and residents have told BBC Amharic. About 80 people were being baptised when Pastor Docho Eshete lost his life on Sunday morning, at the lake in Arba Minch town’s Merkeb Tabya district. “He baptized the […]Read More
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Female jihadists slay ten

Three female suicide bombers blew up a mosque overnight in Niger’s southeastern city of Diffa, killing 10 worshipers who had gathered after the breaking their Ramadan fast, an army spokesman said. The area around Diffa, close to Lake Chad and the borders with Nigeria, Chad and Cameroon, has been plagued by two factions of militant […]Read More
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Russia not aiming to divide EU – Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin has said Russia is not trying to split the European Union. His remarks come ahead of a visit to Austria, his first trip to a Western European country in nearly a year. He told Austria’s ORF station he wanted a “united and prosperous” EU, calling the bloc Russia’s most important commercial […]Read More
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Democrats still have a Bill Clinton problem

Bill Clinton’s testy exchange with an NBC reporter about the #MeToo movement and his lack of direct personal apology to Monica Lewinsky is worth watching, both because it underlines the difficulties the former president’s legacy will face as it ages and because it pinches the nerve the former president exposes for Democrats looking to the […]Read More